by Walker County Sheriff’s Ooffice staff
On October 16, 2017 Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae, advised that Corporal T. Pursell and Deputy M. McKay conducted a routine traffic stop on a white female identified as Stacy Thompson for a traffic violation on Wood Farm Road. Thompson is from the Huntsville area and is 39 years of age. While speaking with Thompson, deputies became suspicious and inquired if she happened to be transporting anything illegal in the vehicle. It was at that point, that Thompson openly admitted to
being in Possession of Marijuana and advised that she thought there was a handgun in the vehicle.
At that point, Thompson was advised to exit the vehicle and pat down search of her outer clothing was conducted for officer safety. During the pat down search officers located; 2 pair of brass knuckles in suspect’s pockets, at which time suspect Thompson was then placed in hand restraints for the purpose of officer safety, pending the vehicle search.
Upon conducting a detailed search of the vehicle officers located a loaded 9mm hand gun in the suspect’s purse and 3 additional pair of brass knuckles in the vehicle. Also, subsequent to the search officers located what was later determined to be; 5 pounds of marijuana valued at $3,200.00, 2 ounces of methamphetamine valued at $1,800.00, 3 grams of cocaine valued at $240.00 and 35 grams of liquid PCP (Phencyclidine) valued at $250.00.
Suspect, Stacy Thompson was then placed under arrest for the above criminal charges and transported to the Walker County Jail, where she is now awaiting bail.
The formal Charges filed against suspect Stacy Thompson are as follows:
- Delivery of Marijuana 5-50 pounds a Felony of the 2nd degree,
- Manufacture or Delivery Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1, 4-200 grams a Felony of the 1st degree,
- Possession Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2, 4-200 grams a Felony of the 2nd Degree,
- Possession Control Substance in Penalty Group 1, 1-4 grams a Felony of the 2nd Degree,
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm a Felony 3rd degree,
- Theft of Firearm a State Jail Felony and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon a Class A Misdemeanor.
A 1st degree felony is punishable by a term of not less than 5 years and not more than 99 years and a fine not to exceed of $10,000.
A 2nd degree felony is punishable by a term not less than 2 years and not more than 10 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
A 3rd degree felony is punishable by a term of not less than 2 years and not more than 10 years and a fine not exceed $10,000.
A state jail felony is punishable by not less than 180 days or more than 2 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
A class A misdemeanor is punishable by not more than 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine or both.